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Superintendent Search Timeline

  • August 22, 2020: Board work session — Initial discussion regarding search timeline and associated activities (2 p.m.)
  • September 3, 2020: Special board work session — pre-search discussion and review of draft timeline (1 p.m.)
  • September 29, 2020: Special board work session — Review of revised timeline; update on dates/format of community, staff and student forums; initial review of online survey for community and staff; discuss and review school board policy 1020 and superintendent job description, if applicable; website search portal update (1 p.m.)
  • October 2, 2020: Superintendent search announced, website search portal opens
  • October 12, 2020: Online community and staff surveys go live
  • October 13, 2020: Board work Session — Discussion regarding citizens screening committee membership, review draft search brochure (11:30 a.m.)
  • October 19, 2020: Community forum — Jim Miles Professional Development Center (6 p.m.)
  • October 20, 2020: Community forum — Winter Haven High School (cafeteria) (6 p.m.)
  • October 21, 2020: Administrative staff forum — Winter Haven High School (cafeteria) (4:30 p.m.)
  • October 22, 2020: Community forum — Haines City High School (cafeteria) (6 p.m.)
  • November 12, 2020: Online surveys close
  • Week of November 16, 2020: Survey results provided to board members
  • November 23-27, 2020: Fall Break
  • November 30, 2020: Special board work session — Determine qualities and characteristics needed in the next superintendent, salary range, minimum/preferred qualifications, length of contact offered, and contents of application packet; identify venues for advertisements; finalize search brochure; discuss membership of citizens screening committee and rules of procedure; review timeline (1 p.m.)
  • December 4, 2020: Advertisements posted — Application period begins(NOTE: Upon receipt of completed applicant packets, applicant packets will be submitted to board members electronically and posted within the superintendent search website portal.)
  • December 21, 2020 thru January 1, 2021: Winter Break
  • January 12, 2021: Citizens screening committee orientation meeting — Meeting format and location TBD (6 p.m.)
  • January 31, 2021: Advertisement period closes (deadline is midnight)
  • February 11, 2021: Citizens screening committee second meeting — Meeting format and location TBD (6 p.m.)
  • February 18, 2021: Citizens screening committee third meeting —(Candidates identified by the committee will be moved forward to the board for their consideration following the conclusion of this meeting.) — meeting format and location TBD (6 p.m.)
  • February 23, 2021: Board meeting — Accept submissions from citizens screening committee and release members from Sunshine; discuss process for identifying semi-finalists (no ranking), if desired by the board(5:00 p.m.)
  • March 16, 2021: Special board work session — Identify semifinalists and questions for semifinalists (if applicable); discuss process for moving from semifinalists to finalists (if applicable); discuss process for selecting finalists; refine interview schedule for finalists; review contract negotiation items/process(1 p.m.)
  • March 18, 2021: FSBA submits questions to semifinalists for written/video responses (if applicable)
  • March 22-26, 2021: Spring Break
  • March 29, 2021: Semi-finalist’s responses due back to FSBA for submission to board members and posting to portal
  • April 13, 2021: Special board meeting to select finalists (no ranking) — discuss board member questions for finalists; address finalists’ interview schedule as needed; address method/process for selection of superintendent and contract negotiation items/process (1p.m.)
  • Week of April 19, 2021: On-site finalist interviews — To include school board collectively and school board members individually (NOTE: Other activities, locations and times TBD.)
  • April 27, 2021: Special board meeting — Select superintendent; discussion regarding contract negotiations(5 p.m.)
  • April 28, 2021: Contract negotiations begin
  • May 11, 2021: Board meeting — Approve contract with effective start date (5 p.m.)
  • May 12, 2021: Transition period begins
  • July 1, 2021: New superintendent start date